a white, crystalline, water-soluble, dibasic acid, C3H4O4, easily decomposed by heat: used chiefly as an intermediate in the synthesis of barbiturates.
Words nearby malonic acid
Origin of malonic acid
First recorded in 1885–90
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British Dictionary definitions for malonic acid
/ (məˈləʊnɪk, -ˈlɒn-) /
another name for propanedioic acid
Word Origin for malonic acid
C19: from French malonique, altered form of malique; see malic acid
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Medicine definitions for malonic acid
[ mə-lō′nĭk, -lŏn′ik ]
A white crystalline dicarboxylic acid derived from malic acid and used in the manufacture of barbiturates.
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Science definitions for malonic acid
[ mə-lō′nĭk, -lŏn′ĭk ]
A white crystalline acid derived from malic acid and used in making barbiturates. Chemical formula: C3H4O4.
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